Culford School

The Performing Arts

The arts are a fundamental part of human culture and an  appreciation and understanding of them is key to being a fully developed person. Pupils are involved in a wide range of musical, dramatic, artistic and other cultural events. In keeping with our values, however, many of them are organised by the pupils themselves.

The orchestra, chamber choir, carols choir, wind band, jazz band and other ensembles are organised to great effect by the music department. On the other hand, House concerts, acoustic rock evenings, Sixth Form concerts and other events are organised, promoted and performed entirely by the pupils to a very high standard.

The drama department produces an annual school musical and school play to the highest
production values and with the talents of many pupils on display. Pupils lead as well as support both onstage and behind the scenes, and other events are fully organised by them. House concerts often include dance, drama and film.
 
Dance is now an increasingly important part of Culford’s offering and there are opportunities to learn many different styles, from classical to contemporary.

 

Behind the Scenes of We Will Rock You 

A sell out performance of We Will Rock You was performed by Culford Senior School pupils' with great success.

Culford’s Drama, Dance and Music Department collaborated to work tirelessly with the pupil strong cast of 33, organising everything from choreography to professional sound and lighting. The live band were the perfect accompaniment for the fantastic musical numbers on the night, including Queen classics such as I Want to Break Free, We are the Champions and of course, We Will Rock You.

The west-end favourite was performed to audiences of more than 300 over three nights in Culford’s Centenary Hall.

The young performers, aged from just 14, displayed talent beyond their years, conveying the spirit and energy of the production wonderfully and bringing the story to life for the audience.